Fun in the Sun With D. A. Smith Writes – Goals Update

Hiya literary fans, As I write this, I'm sitting at Sunset Park. Sunlight sparkles down on the dancing waves. Boats and wave runners are filling the relative silence with the growl of their motors. The sky is bright, blue, and clear. And, the breeze brushing against my skin is unexpectedly cool, but refreshing for mid-April …

You Don’t Miss Something ‘Til It’s Gone

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash It's funny, the old saying that goes like this: You don't miss something until it's gone. The last couple of weeks, I've been worried about how to sustain my disabled mother and myself financial. I have a lot of pressure on my shoulders as a 24-year-old who has been working full-time for …

Someone Made My Day at Starbucks and 19 Days Left in the SYPHONS Giveaway!

Photo by Pablo Merchán Montes on Unsplash Hiya literary fans, It’s 19 days until 4 winners will be chosen to receive one of the following: Enter to Win Here A copy of Syphons Or A $25 Starbucks Gift Card I believe this is my fourth giveaway. Last four times I gave away $20 bucks. So that’s like $80 …

Need a Proofreader? Try Sarah Bailey with Twisted Tree Publications

Hiya Literary Fans, Welcome to the first week of April. Proving that old adage that April Showers brings May Flowers. And, speaking of May, on May 3rd, 2019, my debut novel Syphons will be available for paperback and kindle edition. One question that I’ve noticed pop-up in my social media feeds as a new writer …

Confessions #2) Social Media – Friend or Foe when it comes to Writing?

I'm looking back at my list of confessions as an aspiring author and I'm starting to realize the first couple of confessions were ludicrous, funny, and yes at times insane. But, I'm going to try and make some sense out of my confessions and use them to explain the bigger picture with certain things. Yes, …

Rantings from a Spitfire of a Teen Writer – Snippet

Photo by asoggetti on Unsplash Hiya Literary Fans, I've been posting infrequently recently due to WIPs and venturing out to other sites in order to create content. Currently, I'm returning to SheWrites.com. While getting reacquainted with the website, I discovered my only blog article I posted back in 2012, when I was 17 or 18. All I can …